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Now, little children, abide in Him

By Mike Ratliff

28 Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.

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Religion

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh

by Mike Ratliff

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 NASB)

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Religion

Are you working to please God?

by Mike Ratliff

28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” (John 6:28 NASB)

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Religion

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you

by Mike Ratliff

4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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Religion

The Positive Role of the Law in the Life of the Believer

Many Christians are confused about what the Bible teaches about the role of the law in the life of the believer. Are Christians completely free from having to keep the law? 1,188 more words

Practical Theology

Because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

by Mike Ratliff

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

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Are Good Works Necessary for Christians?

John Colquhoun (1748-1827) wrote a wonderful book titled, A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel.  Toward the end, he helpfully takes up the question as to whether good works are necessary in the life of the Christian, where “good works” are defined as whole-hearted, personal obedience to God’s good commands.   850 more words

Practical Theology